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How much does it cost to join the ISM?

To enable us to fully support and represent every music professional, the cost of ISM membership depends on the number of years' experience you have of working within the music sector.

Music professionals with 10 or more years' experience

The subscription rate for full membership, which includes all our professional services, wellbeing support, insurance cover and more, is £183 a year.

You can save £10 if you pay by annual Direct Debit or split the total into 10 monthly instalments of £18.30.

Recent graduates and those with fewer than 10 years' experience

If you have been working in music for fewer than 10 years and/or have completed your first qualification at level four or above within the last 10 years you'll be eligible for our early career rate, which is just £52 a year for three years.


If you are studying at level four (HNC) or above (full or part-time), student membership, which offers the same support as full and early career membership, costs only £17 a year.

Amateur musicians and music lovers

Become a friend of the ISM Trust and support the future of music for just £25.


Corporate membership starts at £110 a year.